Week 1 Fantasy Football Start/Sit & Waivers



FOOTBALL IS BACK... And with it, Fantasy Football is back! So if you are scratching your head on who you should be starting and sitting for Week 1 then don't worry, the @FF_Astronauts have got you covered. @K_H_Ray, @ZTwiceFF, & @MattFFDynasty will be giving you their weekly Start/Sits and also highlighting their Waiver Targets once the season begins. So here's to a successful and enjoyable 2021 fantasy season!

 

Quarterback

 

Starts

Start Of The Week

Jalen Hurts @ ATL (@MattFFDynasty)

Jalen Hurts kicks off the 2021 season with an ideal matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. The game appears to be a potential shootout with the Eagles going up against the worst-ranked defense Vs QBs in fantasy points allowed (PA) in 2020. Hurts averaged 25.9 FPPG in his 3 full starts last year, so with the soft matchup and his rushing upside, Hurts is a must-start Week 1 if you roster him.


Matthew Stafford Vs CHI (@K_H_Ray)

After 12 seasons in Detroit, Matt Stafford joins the Rams in sunny southern California. A long way to travel just to end up playing the Bears again. Luckily for the LA signal-caller (and his fantasy managers), Chicago's re-worked secondary should allow for plenty of opportunities for this Rams offense, which is full of talented playmakers. I like Stafford this week as a low-end QB1.


Matt Ryan Vs ATL (@ZTwiceFF)

Ryan is a safe, high upside play going into week 1. There is a lot of uncertainty heading into the first week but I expect the Falcons to be throwing, playing catchup from their bottom 5 defense.

 

Sits

Sit of the Week

Joe Burrow Vs MIN (@ZTwiceFF)

Burrow is coming off a devastating injury last year and does not seem to have an improved O-Line. I worry he will not have time in the pocket to succeed and likely will lack confidence in the knee as seen in reports during camp. I'd like to see him play a week before I have any sort of confidence in him.


Ben Roethlisberger @ BUF (@MattFFDynasty)

Big Ben has an array of pass-catching talent to pass to once again in 2021, however, this is not a great matchup to begin the season. The Bills have one of the stronger defenses in the NFL and with the Steelers having their struggles on the O-Line, it could be a long night for Big Ben. He’s a bottom-half fantasy QB this week.


Jameis Winston Vs GB (@K_H_Ray)

Winston earned the starting job this preseason over Taysom Hill. With a full year under the Saints umbrella, Jamies will look to shake his reckless perception. Hill is surely going to remain involved in the offense, particularly in red zone packages, taking away scoring opportunities. With the offensive uncertainty and a matchup against the tough Packers secondary, take a wait-and-see approach with Winston.